Ariel Fernandez-Monteith serves as the Network School Office Manager. Ariel has always had a passion for equity in education and is proud to be apart of a community empowering children in the Pico Union neighborhood to attend and graduate from a four year college. Originally from New Mexico, she moved to Colorado to pursue a BA in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Denver. After completing her degree, she moved to California to begin her career as an AmeriCorps member serving elementary schools in the Bay Area. Ariel initially joined the Equitas Team as an Office Coordinator at Equitas Academy #1 and continues to enthusiastically serve Equitas scholars on their road to and through college!